[opendtv] Re: Euro Cars

  • From: "Manfredi, Albert E" <albert.e.manfredi@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 12 Dec 2008 17:06:16 -0500

Dan Grimes wrote:

> The Chevy Malibu wagon is the US equivalent, but not really.
> Not in finish, handling and certainly no deisel engine.

The Saturns are supposedly retaining the Opel suspension tuning,
according to articles I read in Car and Driver. If your wife doesn't
like wagons, I'd stay away from wagons and try the Aura with maybe the
3.6 liter V-6.

The other little tid-bit is that the sequence was Opel Vectra -> Pontiac
G6 -> Saturn Aura -> Chevy Maibu -> Opel Insignia. In the sense that,
says Car and Driver, the Insignia has many of the Malibu tweaks in it.

Taste is a funny thing. You're right that Americans prefer Hondas and
Toyotas, in this vehicle category. To mine eyes, they are the most
bland-looking cars on the market.

Oh, and the Toyota Tundra doesn't take second place to anyone, when it
comes to gargantuan and blunt-nosed.

To tie this back to TV, Microtune just announced a diversity tuner for
automotive DTT applications, including ATSC and ATSC M/H. Supposedly
capable of 125 mph, although I'm not sure how a tuner alone can make
that claim.


The additional white paper and spec sheet don't really explain much,
regarding the speed claim.

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